siz·​able | \ ˈsī-zə-bəl How to pronounce sizable (audio) \
variants: or sizeable

Definition of sizable

: fairly large : considerable a sizable donation

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Other Words from sizable

sizableness noun
sizably \ ˈsī-​zə-​blē How to pronounce sizably (audio) \ adverb

Examples of sizable in a Sentence

a sizable portion of the population He won by a sizable margin.
Recent Examples on the Web If one or two sites with sizable, stable populations can be identified, then protection measures such as education of local people and anti-poaching patrols can be put in place, Tilker says. National Geographic, "Fanged mouse-deer identified after vanishing for a generation," 11 Nov. 2019 As advances became more incremental, Apple and Samsung saw their once-sizable gaps narrow with lower-cost Chinese rivals like Huawei, Xiaomi and BBK Electronics Corp.’s Oppo. Sarah Krouse, WSJ, "The Big Hangup: Why the Future Is Not Just Your Phone," 12 Jan. 2019 This list, then, can only contain a limited sample of games, just those that made the most sizable, culture-shifting impact. Julie Muncy, Wired, "The Decade's 10 Most Influential Videogames," 28 Dec. 2019 Early returns from Tuesday’s election show most incumbents running for Houston City Council with sizable leads while multiple other races appear likely to be decided in runoffs next month. Robert Downen, Houston Chronicle, "Early results show most Houston City Council incumbents with big leads," 6 Nov. 2019 For 27 consecutive games, a stretch in which the Yankees built a sizable lead over the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox in the American League East, at least one Yankee had hit a home run. Andy Mccullough,, "Yankees shrug off injuries to set records, dominate AL East," 29 June 2019 Former Vice President Joe Biden, despite the contretemps following his seemingly nostalgic comments about working with segregationists early in his Senate career, retains a sizable lead in early primary states., "Despite missteps, Joe Biden continues to lead poll; Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders look to take advantage," 25 June 2019 The poll found former Vice President Joe Biden holding a sizable lead on the Democratic field, with a 10-point lead on Trump in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup. Fox News, "'Fox & Friends' talks to some of the Trump supporters camped out ahead of Florida rally: 'We are former Dems'," 18 June 2019 However, have y’all heard that a sizable portion of Australia is currently on fire? Michael Arceneaux, Essence, "The World Is Literally Burning. Are You Terrified, Too?," 10 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of sizable

1613, in the meaning defined above

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“Sizable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sizable

: fairly large


variants: or sizeable \ ˈsī-​zə-​bəl \

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: fairly large a sizable contribution

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